Presidency vows to bring Emir of Kano’s attackers to book

Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero

The Presidency on Monday vowed to bring those behind the attack on the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, to book.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati.

According to the statement, the attack on the Emir underscores the need for all Nigerians to be vigilant on the security challenge posed by terrorism in the country.

It described the attack on the Emir’s convoy that resulted in the death of four people with others sustaining various degrees of injuries as “unfortunate and also a regrettable incident.”

While condemning the attack in the strongest terms, the statement noted that the occurrence “once again underlines the senselessness of terrorism in all its ramifications.”

The statement said: “President Goodluck Jonathan also commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives in the incident.

“It assured Nigerians that the security agencies will do everything possible to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous act are identified and brought to justice.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Emir and two of his sons who sustained injuries as a result of the attack by gunmen, have been flown to an undisclosed hospital in the UK.

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